callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Our youthful reading?

This link is to part of an email I had from Crime Classics: Albert Camus’ The Plague.

When you were young (apologies if you still are), did you read ‘Hesse and Satre (sic) and Kerouac and Updike and Greene and Lawrence, piling them all in on long summer days…’?

I read once that most of the books you read in your lifetime, you will have read before you’re thirty. I can believe it, while hoping it’s not true. I’m sure I have a copy of The Plague somewhere …
Tags: reading

  • Now, with yer hy-dee-rangers …

    Years ago, a nice old boy came to give a talk to the Horticultural Society. To my delight, he called hydrangeas hy-dee-rangers. His advice was…

  • In the garden

    When I went out this morning, I saw a lot of daffodils flowering on the verges, yet in my garden the tall ones won’t be out for a while; only the…

  • Promise fulfilled

    Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ Way back in September , I planted my spring bulbs, full of hope. Now the Iris have started flowering. I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.